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Opportunity profile: CNRS lets the outside in


French organisation’s chief executive discusses new opening to attract top young talent from other countries

 Top tips

  • There are no exact requirements for how many post-PhD years you must have before applying.
  • Get in touch with a laboratory associated with your challenge before you apply.
  • You can apply to more than one of the 25 positions, but each is quite specific and your skill set may not be applicable to more than one.
  • Demonstrate high scientific potential in the application; this scheme is all about attracting the brightest and best.

The CNRS is France’s largest public research organisation and the only multidisciplinary one. In a bid to attract more scientists from outside France, it is offering a new path of entry this year with a generous welcome package and the promise of tenure at the end of the programme.

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